Can you identify these photographs?

These two historic photographs have managed to defeat the best efforts of people to identify the place and the person. Can you help? The...

Robert Leslie: Pioneer public servant

by Doug MacdonaldThe signature of Robert Leslie can be found on thousands of documents from Oxford Township and the village of Kemptville between the...

London – the final conference

There had been so many highs and lows in the story of Confederation since 1864. What with the Fenian raid, the resignation of George...

Asa Street after the 1910 fire

Kemptville has been plagued by serious fires throughout its history, and the corner of Prescott and Asa streets has been the source of some...

Obstacles and opposition

When the delegates returned home from the Quebec Conference in late 1864, they must have felt that they were on the brink of achieving...

Thanking God for 150 Years

by Ken GehrelsDid you know that it was a last minute decision? It happened in London, England, shortly before parliament was to pass the...

It was 20 years ago today…

Societies have always seen natural phenomena as portents, signs of good or ill, marking some major historic event. If that’s the case, then the...

Echoes of Kemptville Past update

by Melanie LowAs a follow up to my original post concerning my antique book The Popular Art Instructor, inscribed "Maggie C. Banks Kemptville 1887",...

Throwback Thursdays – Prescott Street at Asa

Two photos for the price of one! This is the corner where the old Scotia Bank building stands today, across the road from Geronimo...

Celebrating our Heritage

The locks at Burritt’s Rapids in the 1840's. One of the first bridges across the Rideau River can be seen on the right. It...

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